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Canberra's Urban Forest: Evolution and planning for future landscapes

Banks, John; Brack, Cristopher


Canberra, Australia's national capital, is a planned city established on grazing lands in the southern tablelands of New South Wales. Over the past nine decades it has grown into a garden city of 300,000 people. Landscaping was an early priority as much of the chosen site for the city was a treeless plain. Major tree planting began in the 1920's and today the urban forest on public lands contains 400,000 trees from over 200 species in streets and parklands. The species used have changed over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
DOI: 10.1078/1618-8667-00015


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